Our Broxtowe Labour volunteers took to the streets of Awsworth this weekend, knocking on doors with our candidate Greg Marshall and finding a very warm welcome from local residents.
With Awsworth Primary and Nursery School set to lose almost £60,000* in funding by 2020, protecting local children’s education from cuts was high on the list of priorities for many families we spoke to. Labour’s pledge to put an extra 10,000 Police on the streets was also well received by those Awsworth residents with concerns about crime and anti-social behaviour from motorbikes.
Potholes were a concern for many – with residents keen to know how much of the Nottinghamshire County Council budget for road repairs would be allocated to Awsworth. The issue of housing redevelopment was also a hot topic, particularly the importance of ensuring the right infrastructure is in place to support the large number of new homes planned to be developed in the area.
We also heard LOTS about what Awsworth residents love about their beautiful corner of Broxtowe – the open countryside, access to the the great outdoors and the strong community spirit.
It’s great to get out on the doorstep and find out what is happening right across Broxtowe – and we’ll keep doing it all year round, not just at election time. If you took the time to chat with our team in Awsworth this weekend, thank you!
* Source: schoolcuts.org.uk